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MEDIA ALERT: Experts available on coronavirus

Cornell faculty members can speak about coronavirus from a variety of perspectives: the science and health implications of the disease, its impact on the global economy, labor and specialized industries, effects on countries around the world and the broader impact the crisis is having on our daily lives.

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Jamila Michener, assistant professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, discusses COVID-19 and potential changes in the role of the federal government. The pandemic may prompt people to re-examine investments in institutions, such as the public health system, on which we now rely, she says.

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“Such an approach will likely cement Chinese control over each of these contested areas, but also solidify opposition to such rule in a manner that will then generate further instability, and, cast a dark shadow over all of China in the years to come,” says Allen Carlson, associate professor of government. 

“It will be important to combine the eventual roll-out of the app with a public health campaign that educates the public about the tech features that guard against potential misuse of data,” says Sarah Kreps, professor of government and law.

Thomas J. Campanella, associate professor of city & regional planning, takes Michael Kimmelman on a virtual tour of Brooklyn.

“Chinese citizens increasingly expect the Chinese government to stand tall and be proud in the world,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government. “What China really wants under Xi Jinping is a world that is safe for his continued leadership."

Randy Worobo, professor of food science, says that restaurants will have to do daily health checks with staff to ensure they haven’t been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 and aren’t displaying symptoms themselves.

Geoffrey Abers, professor in geological sciences, says that the offset of magma “suggests we need to look more broadly than just right below a volcano if we’re going to understand where the magma is coming from.”